theatre department presents 'Nunsense'
New season begins with award-winning play
(Oct. 5, 2001) - Florida Southern's theater department begins its
new season of plays with the musical comedy "Nunsense,"
in the Buckner Theater on the FSC campus. Performances begin at
7:30 p.m. Oct. 11-13 and 18-20; matinees start at 2:30 p.m. Oct.
13, 14, 20, and 21.
is a comical spoof about five nuns from Hoboken who try to raise
money by putting on a talent show. The play won the Outer Critics'
Circle Awards as Best Musical, Best Music, and Best Book of 1986.
Writer Dan Goggin,
who wrote the book, music, and lyrics, wanted to do a show that
portrayed nuns the way he remembered them from his parochial school
days. "One of the reasons I wanted to do 'Nunsense,'"
he told The Catholic Standard and Times, "is that I had always
had a good experience with nuns. ... And the nuns who come to see
it are so pleased with it. They're real happy to send other people
to see it."
is directed by theater department chair James Beck, who also remembers
growing up in a Catholic environment. "I first saw 'Nunsense'
sometime in the '80s. Seeing these nuns in full habit, appearing
very much like the nuns I had known growing up brought back a lot
of childhood and family memories and made the evening an all-around
fun, pleasant and nostalgic experience," Beck said.
$12. For ticket information, please contact the Branscomb Auditorium
box office at (863) 680-4296.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.